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Wake up with purpose! : what I've learned in my first hundred years  Cover Image Book Book

Wake up with purpose! : what I've learned in my first hundred years / Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, with Seth Davis.


"Part life story, part philosophy text, and part spiritual guide, Sister Jean's wit, wisdom, and common sense has broad appeal and application that transcends religious creed, belief, and even feelings on Loyola's basketball team...The driving force inside Wake Up with Purpose! is the narrative of Sister Jean's fascinating life--from teaching at a Catholic school during the Second World War to serving on a Chicago college campus in the sixties and beyond to cheering from the sidelines of a men's basketball tournament in March 2018. As you learn about Sister Jean's century-long life, you'll feel just like the Loyola students do when they knock on her office door, plop down in a chair, and ask if she would have time to chat, an activity that she still does daily." --publisher's website.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781400333516
  • ISBN: 1400333512
  • Physical Description: xiii, 222 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Harper Select, [2023].

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
It starts with belief -- The blessings of appearance -- The power of dreams -- Becoming a teacher -- Coach Jean -- Principal Jean -- Mundelein -- War and peace -- Loyola -- Jumping into hoops -- Worship, work, win -- From arch madness to March Madness -- The Sister Jean balance -- The Final Four -- Wins and losses, hellos and goodbyes -- That old community spirit -- Getting odl and staying young -- Epilogue: Life and death -- Acknowledgements -- About the author.
Target Audience Note:
Adult Brodart.
Adult Brodart.
Subject: Schmidt, Jean Dolores, 1919-
Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Dubuque, Iowa)
Nuns > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
Basketball fans > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
Spiritual life.
Centenarians > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

Available copies

  • 1 of 11 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Crawford County.


  • 3 current holds with 11 total copies.
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Crawford County Library-Recklein Memorial-Cuba B SCH (Text) 33431000664621 New Non-Fiction Available -

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